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District Vision Museum District D


Rockford’s bustling Museum District is the City’s cultural destination and a great source of pride among local residents. Museums and cultural facilities showcase the history, art, culture, and nature of Rockford, and are easily accessible by a new trolley system that connects the Museum District to the larger downtown area. Play structures, unique street furniture, a lighting program and active programming of outdoor spaces give visitors the feeling of sense of arrival in a unique Museum District. Te District’s ribbon of parks feature aesthetically pleasing, playful, and thought-provoking public art, and are filled with children’s camps, young-artists markets, and events that are hosted by neighboring cultural institutions. Te extensive events calendar boasts something for everybody, with programs such as Piano in the Park, the Museum District Summer Film Festival and Museum Park After Work. Family restaurants, cozy cafés, diverse kiosks, and other synergistic and well integrated uses invite visitors to spend more time in the Museum District.


Potential Commercial Experiences


●● Family restaurant ●● Grab n Go food and beverage options ● ● Art café ●● Kiosks ●● Children’s bookshop ●● Walking tours of outdoor art installations ●● Aquarium or other re-use of Armory Building


Museum District


Fun and learning will extend far beyond the walls of the museums 20


District Planning


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